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kaldaniels
07-06-2007, 05:37 PM
Sorry if I missed this....

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/specials/all_star/2007/07/06/futures.game/index.html

Sounds like good....no I mean great news :beerme:

dougdirt
07-06-2007, 05:42 PM
Good find. I am curious though as to how Jay is 'rough around the edges'.... the only thing he seems to really have issues with is stealing bases at a high rate of success, but lets be honest here.... when you lead the minor leagues in extra base hits as a 20 year old, who needs stolen bases?

OnBaseMachine
07-06-2007, 05:51 PM
For those who don't feel like clicking on the link:

Joey Votto:

The offensive version of Carrasco for the world team is Joey Votto, a Reds first base prospect very likely to reach his immense potential. Votto does everything well but his game centers around patience and athleticism, the power and ability in the field stem from those traits.

Jay Bruce:

The game's most powerful outfielder is Jay Bruce, a rough-around-the-edges phenom with the prototype skills set for a right fielder, and probably the game's most likely future home run champion.

Superdude
07-06-2007, 06:11 PM
What exactly does Bruce have to do not be rough around the edges? He's batting .328 with 55 extra base hits Bryan Smith! :nono:

dougdirt
07-06-2007, 08:12 PM
Bryan Smith wasn't so sold on Bruce to start the season.... I bet he feels a little differently now.

Grande Donkey
07-06-2007, 08:53 PM
For those who don't feel like clicking on the link:

Joey Votto:

The offensive version of Carrasco for the world team is Joey Votto, a Reds first base prospect very likely to reach his immense potential. Votto does everything well but his game centers around patience and athleticism, the power and ability in the field stem from those traits.

Jay Bruce:

The game's most powerful outfielder is Jay Bruce, a rough-around-the-edges phenom with the prototype skills set for a right fielder, and probably the game's most likely future home run champion.I love the way immense potential sounds. When is the game?

Blue
07-06-2007, 10:18 PM
"probably the game's most likely future home run champion"

YIKES! Never considered him to be someone with that kind of power potential. I expected a high SLG, but I figured more like 35 HRs and 45 doubles or something.

LoganBuck
07-06-2007, 10:21 PM
Do you think it refers to him being a Texas kid? From what I gather he has a little country in him ala Adam Dunn, Jason Larue, and Homer Bailey.

camisadelgolf
07-07-2007, 12:04 AM
Bruce's K/BB ratio (84/31 this year) needs a little work, I'd also assume he needs more time hitting against lefties.

TOBTTReds
07-07-2007, 12:44 AM
While Guerra and Morales have true ace potential on the mound, one of the World's other elite pitchers, Carlos Carrasco, is a better bet to succeed on his lower projections. Carrasco, a 2006 breakout in the Phillies organization, was recently promoted to Double-A and his lanky body could be contributing in Philadelphia a year from now.

I saw him pitch tonight in Reading. Threw some serious gas around 95, but when he didn't have his command with the hard heat (sound familiar?), he settled down a bit and started throwing around 90-91. He has a great curve in the low 80's that was striking guys out a lot. After a couple innings though, he started to get tired. His curve was in the mid to low 70's and started to lose his command a bit. Overall, looked very good and promising.